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Old 02-24-2001, 09:40 AM   #1
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MY99 RS-RIP / MY95 MX-5

Post Rallispec Intake (review 14k miles)

Well, after @14k miles and 6 months I figured it was time to clean the Rallispec intake. For reference, I have a MY99 with the Apexi SAFC and Stromung midpipe. I have experience NO check engine lights or other failures of any kind. The spare MAF is for reference only. The spark plugs all came out clean with the exception of #4 which is part of another post.

Here we have a shot of the Pipercross cone filter & MAF along side a New In/Out of Box MAF.
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Here is a comparision of the insides of the new and used MAFs. Note there was no dirt to be found inside the MAF. There was some dust on wire mesh, which was neglegible.
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Washing the foam filter element with Simple Green and luke warm water.
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A lot of dirt came out of the filter which took repeated washings before the water finally came clean.
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All shiny and new. I let this air dry and didn't oil as per RalliSpec's specs.
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Here is the tube side of the intake. There were some minor scratches on the inside which were noted, but no dirt whatsoever. Even after passing several shop towels through the tube, nothing was found.
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Here is the installed intake in a new direction. I think I may have just scared some people.
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For some reason, this mounting position just doesn't seem to work. Even though it seems that the intake could be fitted through the hood scoop.
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So far, I am very happy with the intake. No dirt has come through even with the dusty summer and the salty winter here in Chicago. Maintainance is a snap. Power delivery remains good and the sound quality, though sometimes loud at WOT, is worth it.
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Old 02-24-2001, 10:31 AM   #2
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hehe, that looks funny.
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Old 02-24-2001, 10:33 AM   #3
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I have to say your car looks *very* happy you cleaned the filter. Maybe too happy, I think you should wash it with some very cold water soon.

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Old 02-24-2001, 11:59 AM   #4

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The pics of the original install - http://8complex.mwic.org/rallispec_intake/
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